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News + Advocacy

Black History Month: Words of Wellness

The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.

On a white table lays a black letter board with the words, “Today I choose joy” placed on it. Next to it is a cup of tea. Photo by Melinda Gimpel via Unsplash.
Transatlantic Life

Unapologetically Celebrating What Brings You Joy (Tag)

Sharing little things in life that meaningfully establish a source of everyday joy can represent a way to spread positivity and nourish connection. We all need to feel that no matter what, we can experience something that conveys comfort and delight -- unapologetically so.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

A Poem About Living Abundantly: A Journey

An abundant life is one fueled by the nourishment of our mental, emotional and physical well-being. It's establishing that love, intentional joy and purpose doesn't solely come from who or what we surround ourselves with; it's the inner work that cares for our needs when we experience the ups and downs, successes and struggles that life typically cycles through.   

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Health + Wellness

How Do You Show Yourself Love?

Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is expressing it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm; with many other experiences in-between that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

Reconnection …

Our self-worth is something we should nurture and protect. Maintaining boundaries that reflect our authentic selves can ensure we are surrounded by people that foster genuine connections based on nurturing reciprocity.

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Health + Wellness

Are You Living An Authentic Life?

Aiming to live authentically helps create a sense of purpose and fulfillment that's rooted in recognizing our self-worth. It's an evolving process throughout our life's journey deeply connected to what resonates most within our principles, responsibilities, boundaries, words and actions.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

Renewal

The seasons and cycles of nature serve as a reminder that growth, rejuvenation and new beginnings will continue to arrive, blossom and bloom. It reveals to us that despite challenges and hardships, we can use the change we experience to emerge renewed; sometimes in ways we may not anticipate.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

Love Yourself Enough (Poem)

Alongside our studies, jobs or careers, there can frequently be persistent pressure in our personal lives to always stay motivated or constantly pursue the next goal; being productive is often seen as the most significant sign of success in our lives.